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Beach house SAMARA SANDS

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 11 Sleeps

A wonderfully open, bright beach house on a sand dune, beautifully decorated with a sailboat and beach theme and very comfortable for family gatherings, weddings, graduations, & birthdays.

The panoramic view of Lake Michigan, brilliant sunsets and the quiet woods from the wrap around deck are spectacular. The setting is peaceful from the 135' private sugar sand beach up to the quiet valley of the woods. A bonfire on the beach is perfect for star gazing.

The house with its many windows for natural light, has an open design with a modern fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. There are 4 bedrooms with a king in the master bedroom, queen in a guest room, 2 twins in a guest room, a queen sofa bed in the downstairs bedroom, a queen sofa bed in the open room and a single in the game room. Laundry room with washer/dryer on the first floor. Three bathrooms with a Jacuzzi in the Master bathroom.

The large deck has many sets of tables, a swing, picnic table , gas grill and lounge chairs to enjoy outdoor eating, visiting and relaxing while watching the sailboats, jet skiers, kayaks, fishing boats, and glorious sunsets. It is only 2 miles of beach walking south to the charming, quaint, historic village of Pentwater with its many unique shops, restaurants, and concerts in the Village Green.


More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Vitale
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Marilyn Vitale

My husband and I bought the property, designed and built the beach house. We wanted an open plan with many windows to enjoy the view of Lake Michigan and the view of the quiet woods behind the house. It faces west providing glorious sunsets and south capturing the daily sun on the deck. Families and friends can socialize in the open room and on the wrap around deck while enjoying privacy in their bedrooms and on their balconies. The house sits on top of a sand dune, hence Samara is Sam + Marilyn on a sand dune!

Marilyn Vitale purchased this house in 1994

Why Marilyn Vitale chose Western Michigan

The attraction to this property is the location on Lake Michigan with a sugar sand beach and stunning sunsets. Pentwater Village is our favorite charming village that focuses on restaurants, specialty shops, art, antiques, boating, fishing, great golf courses, entertainment, hiking and many family activities. It is only a 10 minute drive to Pentwater.


Pentwater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Private sugar sand beach with firepit * Open great room * 4 bedrooms-sleeps 11 * Fully furnished kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, island * Cable TV, VCR, DVD * High speed wireless Wi Fi * Linens provided * Washer/Dryer * Gas Grill * Large wrap around deck with many sets of tables and chairs * Beach chairs available * Free local and national phone calls


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beach house SAMARA SANDS
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
Ypsilanti, Michigan

perfect home for a family reunion on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Weather was perfect for our family reunion and the beach house had enough room for everyone. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family! It was spacious and open with a huge deck overlooking the lake. Also, the house was private and great for kids. It was only short walk down some stairs to the private beach and was easy enough for kids or grandparents to walk up and down with no problem. The owners met us to show us around and were both so kind and laid back which made the experience even better. I hope we get to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your evaluation of our Samara Sands beach house is very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed being there for the week. We were happy to show you the house and its features. and look forward to seeing you again next summer. Sam and Marilyn
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great place for all ages! Beautiful house on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Large open kitchen and living room. Decks off the second floor bedrooms. Large beautiful deck off the main floor for eating and relaxing outside with a view of the Lake. Private beach. Close to activities(boating, fishing, mini-golf, Charles Mears State Park and restaurants) in Pentwater and Ludington. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Greatly appreciated. Welcome back for another vacation. MV
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4 1

Great vacation location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with open living room/dinning/kitchen.

Beautiful view of sunset on Lake Michigan.

Close to Pentwater and Ludington.

Love the large front deck and 2nd floor balcony.

I'm planning on going again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, the surrounding area and Lake Michigan. Will welcome your return to Samara Sands beach house.
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West Hartford, CT

Fun for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our family vacation. The house had everything we needed for a fun, carefree vacation with three generations ranging in age from 11-65. The only thing that we wish were better had nothing to do with the house - the weather and the cold water the week we were there made things a little brisk.

That said, Samara sands had the games we needed to keep everyone engaged, the books for people to read when we needed quiet, and enough space for 8 people to get a little "down" time when needed.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Welcome back for another vacation with your family.
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Brooklyn, NY

Nice location, decent house, lots of issues

  • 2 of 5

Great location, nice house from the outside, but the owner is really asking you to pay them to be their caretaker. They provide a broken laundry and expect you to do all laundry for the house before leaving. So you have to be out by 10am on a Saturday and they expect you to have showered AND cleaned your towels before checkout, and somehow this has to be done when the dryer provided is broken. Oh, and don't forget that the owner expects you to water the plants.

Also be warned that this house has NO air conditioning, and while you may think that this location doesn't need it, it most certainly needs something. Once the clock hits 4pm and the sun is streaming in the front windows the place BAKES. It makes it very hard to cook in the kitchen or enjoy the place.

Great location, right on the beach, easy access to Pentwater, Ludington and everything in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests were aware of the expectaaions for leaving the beach house after their stay. They signed the rental contract agreeing to the things required upon leaving. We provide towels, bedding and many household supplies. We expect our beach house to be left in the normal post rental condition. We provide normal cleaning service when the guest depart from the beach house. The dryer works. There are retractable custom made wood blinds on the front windows that can be lowered to block the afternoon sun. Lake Michigan is the cooling breeze plus we have fans if needed. They left the house in a very unacceptable condition, requiring excessive cleaning before the next guests arrived. They left in a hurry. We have rented our beach house for 20 years and have many guests return every year with no complaints. They love the house, beach and area. We have rentals for celebrations of weddings, birthdays, reunions, and other events.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Colonial golf course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
In Village of Pentwater
Nearest Beach
Our private 150 ft of beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Eat at wonderful restaurants.

* Shop in speciality shops.

* Live entertainment in Pentwater.

* Golf on excellent courses.

* Fun/ relaxing beach time.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike the trails.

* Kite flying on the beach.

* Band concert at Village Green.

* Sun and swim in Lake Michigan.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Walk the beach and relaxing.

* Build sand castles on the beach.

* Making smores over bonfire.

* Bike riding together.

* Sailing, kayaking, swimming.

Attractions and Activities:

Biking, hiking on trails, fishing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving to sunken ships, golfing at many courses, mini-golf, arcade, go-carts, tennis courts, basketball courts, shopping in specialty shops, ice cream, fudge shop, wineries, excellent restaurants, night club at Village Pub with comedy night Tues and dancing at night with live music, band concerts Thurs. nights at Village Green, art galleries, dune rides at Silver Lake, horseback riding, farmers market, and sightseeing along Lakeshore Dr.


Rates & Availability

Pentwater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2021 - Sep 30 2021
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $150

Weekly rates $3,000 during May and October
Weekly rates $3,200 during June and September
Weekly rates $3,500during July and August (high season)
Weekends available before June and after Labor Day
Minimum 2 nights rental before Memorial Day and after Labor Day
Cleaning fee of $100 is added to the rental rate

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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